Posts Tagged ‘Andrew McCutchen’

NL Power Rankings: Ryan Braun Playing Back Up to his Potential

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun has taken over the National League.

A slew of National League Central stars are proving that they are both worth the money and a valuable asset to their team. As that race heats up, potential free agents and franchise players are starting to make a dent in the fantasy baseball market. From locked up players like Ryan Braun to potential free agents like Jose Reyes, the NL Power Rankings are chalk full of talent. These are the National League Power Rankings as of July 24th.

1) Ryan Braun – MIL (Last Week: 4)

Ryan Braun, who has been in and out of the Brewer lineup, has been a force when he gets to play. Braun has only played 11 games this month, but in those games, he is hitting .303 with 4 homers. (more…)

NL Power Rankings: Joey Votto Holds Hottest Bat in the National League

Monday, July 18th, 2011
Joey Votto

Joey Votto leads a pack of NL Central bats.

With the All-Star game behind us, these National League stars now just have to fight out who will be that team that gets home field advantage in the World Series. With no less than 8 contenders for 4 playoff spots, the race towards the finish could be one of the more interesting ones in recent history. Who will win the NL Central, and who will be the heroes? Fans will have to wait and see to find out. These are the National League Power Rankings as of July 17th.

1) Joey Votto – CIN (Previously: 5)

While many of the top National All-Star selections are struggling, Votto has excelled going into and out of the All-Star break. With 18 hits in July, good for an average of .367, Votto has helped put his Cincinnati Reds in the NL Central race. (more…)

All-Star Balloting Special Edition: Power Rankings for NL Snubs

Monday, July 4th, 2011
Andrew McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen is not on the NL All-Star roster yet.

Every year, the fans vote in their starting lineup for the All-Star game, and it seems every year it is just a popularity contest, with no eye for the players who actually deserve an All-Star nod. Has this year been different? The answer may depend on what league you are looking at. Inevitably, however, there will always be snubs more deserving to play in the game than those who were voted in or tapped by their peers as All-Stars. These are the top 10 snubs for the National League, including hitters and pitchers.

1) Andrew McCutchen – PIT

McCutchen has been featured in our NL Power Rankings a few times, and for good reason. The 5’ 10”, 190 pound centerfielder has hit .294 with 12 HRs, and 45 runs knocked in. (more…)

All-Star Balloting: Fielder’s Hot Start to Summer Has Him On Top of the NL

Monday, June 13th, 2011
Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder has been on fire in June.

Prince Fielder and Matt Kemp have been absolutely stellar over the first half of June. They have opposing pitchers scared to throw the ball near the plate as these guys keep depositing souvenirs to the outfield bleachers. Look for their respective teams to heat up as their bats stay hot, and watch what some of the other fine offensive players are doing for their clubs. These are the National League power rankings as on June 12th.

1) Prince Fielder – MIL (Last Week: 8)

Fielder has been on an absolute tear, and has quickly become the kind of player opposing pitchers are just going to want to avoid. In just 11 games in June, Fielder has homered 8 times and driven in 16 RBIs, contributing to his now league-leading 58 RBIs on the season. (more…)